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Chris Norman & David Greenberg

9/22/17 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

Chris NORMAN - David GREENBERG: DUO - Two of the most imaginative and dynamic performers in traditional and early music join forces to present a program that runs the gamut from renaissance, baroque, traditional and original music incorporating flutes, violins, vielles, pipes, keyboards, and voice. These two extraordinary performers have played together as sparring partners for more than 20 years on the concert stage and recording studio.

Chris Norman – Flutes, pipes, vocals, flute maker, composer
Powered by his love and mastery of the simple wooden flute, Christopher Norman has become one of the worlds most respected and beloved musicians over the past three decades. With his critically praised work as a composer, performer, teacher, flute-maker and builder of a musical community, Chris has influenced the way people hear, learn, play and appreciate music. Born in Halifax, Chris developed an early passion for traditional forms of Maritime, Celtic and French Canadian musical styles. As a performer and composer, he is a champion and standard-bearer for these forms while simultaneously exploring their boundaries and fusing them to classical styles. The recipient of numerous grants and commissions, Chris has shared his creativity and ingenuity around the world in the form of compositions featured on National Public Radio, the CBC, the BBC, and concert halls from Canada to New Zealand. His composing and playing have also appeared in more than 40 commercially released CDs which range from solo efforts to recordings as part of a duo or ensemble. His recorded work has earned numerous awards, including Indie Awards for best Celtic Album and best Seasonal Album, and a CBC Listeners Choice Award in 1994.

David Greenberg - baroque violin , octave violin, Cape Breton fiddle
David Greenberg is a baroque violinist and fiddler in the Cape Breton and 18th-century Scottish styles. He grew up in Maryland, learning violin from age four and exploring various fiddling styles early on. David studied baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie at Indiana University in the 1980s and joined Tafelmusik for ten years, 1988-1998. He co-authored the influential treatise on Cape Breton fiddling,The DunGreen Collection with Kate Dunlay. David performs regularly with Chris Norman, Red Priest, and Tempest. He is featured on dozens of recordings, including those with Seattle Baroque, Apollo's Fire, Ensemble Caprice, Les Voix Humaines, La Nef, Toronto Consort, Doug MacPhee, Suzie LeBlanc, Chris Norman, and Concerto Caledonia. David is also a prolific composer of tunes in the Cape Breton style, having penned many that have been widely recorded, played and admired.

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